Thursday, July 18, 2019

Comentarios from Maria: GOP’s ‘faux anger’ is all the rage

You would think that President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan yesterday and speech to the troops would have quieted — at least for one night — the latest installment of the GOP’s “Faux Anger Chronicles.” While most of the president’s critics were silent or praised him for the trip, others didn’t disappoint in following along […]

Comentarios from Maria: “GOP Driving Away Latinos, Women, and the All-Important Latina Mom”

Much has been written about the GOP’s huge hole with Latino voters and how that will prevent them from reaching the White House. In fact, a new poll of just Latino voters has no Republican presidential candidate polling above 14% against President Obama. Dios mio! As if that weren’t enough, the GOP is now busy […]

Guest Blogger Series: Gus K. West “Rhetoric in GOP Primary Harmful to Hispanics”

Immigration has surfaced as one of the top issues in this Republican presidential primary — thanks in no small part to the United States’ ever-growing population of Hispanics, now the country’s second-largest group. Despite the voting power of this sizable bloc, the Republican candidates haven’t distinguished themselves as friends of immigrants. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt […]

Maria Cardona on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson Show

Listen to Maria Cardona on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson Show as she discusses the importance of Latina mothers in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections and the results of the Mamiverse.com/impreMedia/Latino Decision poll.

Poll Shows Florida Latina Moms Support President Obama, not Compelled by GOP

The results of a flash poll released this week by Mamiverse.com, impreMedia, and Latino Decisions, that reveals the issues most important to the country’s fastest growing demographic, shows that President Obama enjoys considerable support from Florida Latina Moms, who also find the GOP “less than compelling.” Conducted in partnership with Latino Decisions, a Washington DC […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Latinos don’t have to pick one political identity”

Last week’s Republican debate brought some interesting surprises. As a Latina Democrat, the biggest one I saw was Newt Gingrich’s defense of a legalization program for undocumented immigrants who have roots in the community and pose no threat to society. Herman Cain has “joked” about an electrified fence on the border. Michele Bachmann can’t stop […]

Latino Courtship Poses Challenge for Gingrich

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is gearing up to announce  a presidential exploratory committee for the 2012 GOP primary election process.  But the Republican faces the challenge of courting the very voters his party has alienated with several anti-immigrant measures that the GOP supports around the country. Though Gingrich has frequently stressed the need for […]

Guest Blogger Series: Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez “Who are Republicans Listening to? Not Latinos”

As featured in the The Huffington Post: In the past two months two prominent Republican leaders hosted national conferences to address what many call the Republican’s Latino “problem.” Former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s group, The Americano, held its first Hispanic Conference in Washington DC in December and just this past week, former Governor Jeb Bush’s first […]

Republican Presidential Hopefuls to Skip Hispanic Forum

A gathering of the big names in national conservative politics early next year was to provide a forum for 2012 hopefuls to address the largest minority group in the country–Hispanics.  However, fresh off of leading the way for the defeat of immigration reform in Congress, most Republicans are declining the opportunity. The Hispanic Leadership Network […]

Guest Blogger Series: Maria Cardona “DREAM Act: First Big Step for GOP”

 This Op-Ed originally appeared in POLITICO. When I was invited to speak recently at the first Americano Forum – the effort hosted by former Speaker Newt Gingrich to reach out to conservative Latinos — I told the group that they had a long way to go with Latinos. There was unanimous agreement. I said a strong, […]